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Space domain awareness is the study and monitoring of satellites orbiting the Earth. It involves the detection, tracking, cataloging and identification of artificial objects, i.e. active/inactive satellites, spent rocket bodies, or fragmentation debris.


Space domain awareness accomplishes the following:


Ground-based electro-optical deep-space surveillance telescopes at White Sands Missile Range.

Systems include:

Silentium Defence Oculus Observatory


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